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Man who drank cold medicine awakens to find wife stabbed to death: ‘I think I did it’

WATCH: Man says he had too much cold medicine after finding wife stabbed to death

A North Carolina man says he passed out after taking cough and cold medicine and then awoke to find his wife dead from stab wounds.

CBS News reports Matthew Phelps, 29, called 911 on Friday morning saying, “I think I killed my….”

The dispatcher asked him what happened, and Phelps responded, “I had a dream, and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead on the floor.”

“I have blood all over me and there’s a bloody knife on the bed and I think I did it.”

After police arrived on scene, they found 29-year-old Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps killed by stab wounds.

Phelps told the dispatcher he took, Coricidin, a cough and cold medication, “because I know it can make you feel good and sometimes I can’t sleep at night.”

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Coricidin, contains Dextromethorphan (DXM), which the company notes on its website is often abused by teens.

Bayer, the company that manufactures Coricidin, said it extended its deepest sympathies, according to ABC news.

Phelps studied evangelism at a bible college in Kentucky and was an aspiring pastor.

The pair were married in Nov. 2016 according to Phelps’ Facebook page.

Phelps is charged with murder and made his first appearance in a North Carolina court Tuesday.

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